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Clough Satisfied With A Point

Nigel Clough was more than happy for Derby to take a point away from the match against Leicester at the weekend in the 0-0 draw.

The Rams boss knows that we were second best for much of the match that Leicester dominated, as you would expect for a home side, but Clough did say that we got better in the second half.

"I'm satisfied with a point, certainly after the first half.

They dominated and we didn't cope particularly well with what they were throwing at us and when we did get the ball we seemed to give it away, so it was a relief to get in at 0-0 at half time.

Leicester have an extremely good home record and we expected them to come out of the blocks, but we were a bit nervy and it took our defence a while to get to grips with Steve Howard.

But the second half was much better and just the type of performance we are looking for away from home. We were solid and withstood some pressure but I don't think Stephen has had a shot to save."

Clough was however aggrieved that we weren't awarded a penalty, having seen two decent looking shouts against Jack Hobbs and then Michael Morrison who both seemed to foul Rob Hulse turned away by Mike Dean.

"We thought they were good shouts for penalties, and if we get one who knows, we might have even sneaked a 1-0 win.

Rob has said he thought his heels were clipped for the first one and the second one we thought was more of a penalty as he seemed to be completely impeded as he went up for the header. Their defender didn't have any intention whatsoever of playing the ball."

Clough was talking to the media after the match.

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson felt that Clough was clutching at straws though on those calls and his side were the better one, which our boss did agree with.

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Date:Monday October 19 2009

Time: 12:28PM

 

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